Elites Group of Companies, an indigenous Nigerian company, has announced the commencement of an assembly and production line for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones and other security equipment within Nigeria to tackle kidnapping and banditry.
The Group Managing Director of Elites Logistics and Development Services Ltd, Otunba David Adesanya, who disclosed this, said the initiative followed an agreement with foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partners.
A statement by the company said Adesanya emphasised that the establishment of the assembly and production line represented a pivotal step toward improving security infrastructure in Nigeria, contributing to the modern manufacturing industry, and generating various socio-economic benefits for Nigeria and the African continent.
He said by assembling and producing these drones locally, Elites Logistics and Development Services Ltd aims to provide a swifter response to the security challenges facing the nation by making a wide range of technology solutions available for surveillance, reconnaissance, and other purposes.
Additionally, he said, the endeavour was set to create job opportunities for the country’s large pool of unemployed youth, thereby contributing to a reduction in unemployment rates.
He added, “It is anticipated that this initiative will not only bolster Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but also enhance foreign exchange earnings, as Elites Group plans to export its UAVs and drones to countries in need of these vital security tools.”